2018-2019 We the Students Essay Prompt
What are the essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?
This year we are asking you to dig deep and make your scholarship essay personal. A citizen comes in many shapes and sizes. Some serve their community by voting and participating in political events. Others serve through entrepreneurship or philanthropy. We want to know what you think makes a good citizen in your community. We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how citizenship is not an abstract idea, but is, in fact, action inspired by constitutional principles. We can’t wait to see what citizenship looks like in your community!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018-2019 We the Students Essay Contest!
Grand Prize Winner: Chelsea Rackley
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Runners Up: Haylee Sovell, Kaitlyn Koster, Diego Bigelow-Gonzalo, Ryan Dockery, Lauren Menke, and Jenna Hren
Honorable Mention: Jentry Myers, Kenny Brown, Lucinda Eberly, Sophie va Duin, Chloe Hudson, Rebekah Stranger, Catherine Myers, and Feliz Moisand
Please check back after December 1, 2019 for information about the 2020 We the Students essay contest!